Looking to escape the cold of these winter months?
There are a wide variety of experiences that combine education, athleticism, and above all, FUN!
1. Hide N Seek
Designed to provide a spacious and fun place for children of all ages, and they certainly live up to the goal! Boasting one of the most impressive indoor play structures topped with arcade games, toddler area, and cafe. Not only will your kids have a blast but it's a relaxing environment for parents too.
Location: 100-305 Fort Whyte Way
They are Winnipeg’s Ultimate Indoor Playcenter for children ages 1-12 featuring a unique and massive three level play structure, which includes; slides, tunnels, ropes, punch bag, forest, trolley glide, sports court, plus many more activities that inspire social and physical development within children. The playcenter also includes a section exclusively for toddlers. In addition, Kid City offers a laser maze, inflatable bouncer, air hockey and foosball tables, mini cars and exersaucers. Parents are able to watch their children play while relaxing in the lounge equipped with a flat screen TV and leather couches. If parents want to participate, the play structure is large enough for adults to enjoy as well.
Location: Two convenient locations at 801 Century Street & 550 Archibald
Sky Zone’s all-walled indoor trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition.
Location: 200-400 Fort Whyte Way (Corner of McGillivray and McCreary Rd)
4. Ride & Play
Ride & Play is a year round drop-in program with a variety of activities for children from birth to age 5 with a caregiver. Indoor play includes an infant area, riding toys, a weekly craft, puzzles, giant building blocks, a playhouse, our beloved bouncy castle, and more! When it’s warm enough they also do outdoor play activities.
Location: Earl Grey Community Centre, 360 Cockburn St North,
With over 12,000 square feet of interior space, Great Big Adventure is equally attractive to both children and parents. For the kids, they have a massive 3,000 square foot play structure featuring seven 20 foot slides. They also have an exclusive toddler section and a large mini-sticks area for some serious hockey fun. The play structure is enjoyed by children all the way up to 12 years old.
Location: 960 Lorimer Blvd
Offering a safe, fun, and clean environment My Fun Land is the perfect indoor centre for younger children (ideal for ages 1-7 years). Kids love the carousel, floor piano, trampoline, and mini cars!
Location: 370 St Anne's Road
If you are looking for a place to sip an excellent Americano and have your toddlers entertained for hours Scott: Coffee + Tea is about to become your new go-to coffee shop. This local coffee shop was built with parents in mind and is full of books, chalkboard walls, and play areas.
Location: 859 Portage Ave
A fully immersive play area designed as an Arctic wonderland of active participation, is an exciting addition to the Assiniboine Park Zoo that is guaranteed to have your children climbing, sliding, learning, exploring and begging for more! There's even an ice cave with hidden messages, a responsive Aurora Borealis wall where children can conduct the northern lights, and a wall-sized icicle xylophone!
Price Range: Free with Zoo Admission, and for Park and Zoo Members.
Location: 2595 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg MB
Housed in the oldest surviving train repair facility in Western Canada and is home to twelve exciting permanent galleries that spark kids’ creative learning. Unlike the no-touch exhibits at other museums, our galleries are always ready for hands-on fun! The latest innovations in education come together at the Children’s Museum with creative environments to provide a powerful learning experience that entertains as it educates.
Location: 45 Forks Market Rd
Looking for other fun things to do with your kids in Winnipeg? Check out our Things to Do page.
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Great article but you missed hands down the best play place in Winnipeg--Hide and Seek (hideandseekwinnipeg.com). It's located in the same area as the Sky Zone near Fort Whyte but it's soooo much better. I took my kids there Jan 2 along with my cousins' kids and they had a blast. After 6 hours, they still didn't want to leave. I'm from California but grew up in Winnipeg, my extended family lives in Winnipeg, and I visit almost every year and we've been to Great Big Adventure, Children's Museum, and Skyzone. But Hide and Seek is simply the best... even compared to anywhere we've been to in California. Seriously. That's saying something. Check it out and amend your article to include it. Or don't. next time we're in Winnipeg, would hate to fight the crowds :)